Sand Glass LED Traffic Lights

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A new way of understanding the design of traffic lights. Today’s designer is Thanva Tivawong. Those traffic lights are called  Sand Glass and get their inspiration from the timeless hour glass. It works like an hourglass that digitally counts down the time you have left to pass and how much time you have left till you can speed up again as well as letting you know with a simple 3 – 2 – 1 when it is the time you should really slow down or be prepared to start. It’s brilliant, and brilliantly replaces both the typical red, yellow and green round lights as well as the big numbers counting down which could be somewhat distracting. Wonder if we’re going to see any of those around any time soon!

 

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